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Job Title:  Psychology Aid/Technician (Office Automation)
Department:  Department of the Air Force
Agency:  Air Force Personnel Center
Job Announcement Number:  AFPCMEDEH-839276-0181

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$33,979.00 to $44,176.00 / Per Year
Friday, February 08, 2013 to Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types
Few vacancies in the following location(s):
Hill AFB, UT United StatesView Map
Eglin AFB, FL United StatesView Map
Fairchild AFB, WA United StatesView Map
Tyndall AFB, FL United StatesView Map
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH United StatesView Map
More Locations  (8)
United States Citizens


The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win…in air, space and cyberspace.

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

This is a Direct Hire Public Notice; under this recruitment procedure, each location/ installation, identified in this Public Notice will accept applications and make selections for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be an actual vacancy at the time you submit your application. Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.


These positions are being filled under Medical Expedited Hiring Authority for certain civilian healthcare professional positions and are located Air Force-Wide. Positions may be filled as permanent, temporary or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.


Please send all required documents directly to the Civilian Personnel Flight at the base/location at which you wish to be considered.  Additional information specific to the expedited hiring authority for acquisition positions can be found at the link under the How to Apply tab.


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Travel and relocation expenses may be paid
  • This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position (locality)
  • A security clearance may be required
  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized


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·        Manage and perform technical functions for the research and organizational consultation work for the Department of Behavioral Sciences. 

·        Conduct evaluations with mental health patients, administer psychological tests and questionnaires, assist with therapy groups, and conduct educational classes and prevention/outreach briefings and activities.

·        Assist credentialed providers with crisis intervention, group therapy and case management.  Provide crisis counseling.  Assist with therapeutic process groups.

·        Function as case manager for initiating and coordinating care with local inpatient facility for mental health treatment.  Coordinate care with other agencies.  

·        Conduct basic assessment procedures.   Assist credentialed providers in identifying mental health diagnosis. 



Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level.

This public notice may be used to fill target grades (e.g. GS-09 Target GS-12).

Salary may increase depending on the specialty of the position.


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One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 level or equivalent pay band.   Specialized experience is described as work that involved the observation of and assistance in the application of techniques relating to behavior, capacities, traits, interests, and activities of either humans or, under laboratory conditions, animals.  Experience may have been gained in connection with a program of research or direct services in psychology that gave a practical understanding of some of the principles, methods, and techniques of psychology needed to assist professional psychologists. OR  One full year of graduate education in a related field meets the requirements for the GS-07 level.

Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position: 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 


1.  Knowledge of the principles, policies, practices concepts and regulations of mental health prevention and treatment programs.


2.  Knowledge of various basic therapy theories, intake and counseling techniques and their application to individual, families and groups counseling.


3.  Knowledge of common and well established medical record procedures and regulations to include administration, filing, researching, handling, securing and completing sufficient to provide properly filed and completed patient records.


4.  Knowledge of various office automation software programs, tools, and techniques to support office operations and produce a variety of documents, such as letters, reports, spreadsheets, databases, and graphs.


5.  Skill in conducting interviews to establish the nature and extent of concerns/issues, provide assistance in developing goals and plans, and determine appropriate referral services/options.


6.  Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships using tact and diplomacy in interactions with individuals/families and with program representatives and officials.


PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.  You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims.  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 


FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.


·        Employee is subject to random drug testing.

·        Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.

·        Shift work and emergency overtime may be required.

·        Employee must maintain current certifications. 


Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.


To determine if you are qualified for this position, your complete application will be reviewed against the qualifications required for the position.


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Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - Click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.  For additional information, click here.


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.


Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.   Click here for more information.


Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.


Temporary and Term Appointments:  If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes all of the following:

   1) Your résumé

   2)  Any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

All of your documents including your resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications are to be submitted directly to the Civilian Personnel Office at the location for which you are applying.   Each civilian personnel office determines how long resumes are kept on file.  Location addresses are listed at the below link:

You will need to click on Expedited Hiring Authority for Acquisition Positions and then scroll down to see base locations and addresses.

Please ensure that all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and at least the last four digits of your social security number.  

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of this Public Notice

It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information mailed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date


Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any documentation submitted by an applicant.


The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement.


1) Resume (must include beginning/ending month & year for each employment period)

2) Transcripts, if qualifying based on education (must contain the university logo)

3) Veterans’ Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214 which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10 point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).


Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.


Phone: 8005250102
TDD: 800-382-0893
Agency Information:
follow the instructions on the notice
in How to Apply Tab,


After you send your application to the appropriate Civilian Personnel Office, you will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. 


The length of time your application will remain active will vary. The Civilian Personnel Flight will determine the length of time your application will remain active depending on local requirements/guidance.

Additional Duty Location Info

Few vacancies in the following locations:
Hill AFB, UT United StatesView Map
Eglin AFB, FL United StatesView Map
Fairchild AFB, WA United StatesView Map
Tyndall AFB, FL United StatesView Map
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH United StatesView Map
Cannon AFB, NM United StatesView Map
Davis Monthan AFB, AZ United StatesView Map
Malmstrom AFB, MT United StatesView Map
Nellis AFB, NV United StatesView Map
Randolph AFB, TX United StatesView Map
Schriever AFB, CO United StatesView Map
Travis AFB, CA United StatesView Map
Vandenberg AFB, CA United StatesView Map

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